Bigger bins needed in litter fight – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Dave Ellis, Magdalen Lane, Hedon.

Litter left in Leeds park during the easing of the lockdown has prompted much debate.

I SYMPATHISE with those who manage parks and gardens in Yorkshire. However, they didn’t provide additional facilities to hold the tonnes of litter, for example large mobile Euro bins.

I worked as assistant park manager in London’s St James’s Park for 10 years where we had the finish of the annual London Marathon, which attracted crowds of up to 120,000 spectators. This and other events generated between seven to 10 tonnes of litter.

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We put out large Euro bins, and I suggested setting up temporary triangular bin stations, constructed by cable tying crowd control barriers. This worked well and the following year we had a separate one for recycling plastic bottles and aluminium cans, which was partially successful.

What can be done to tackle the county's litter epidemic?

Many parks and gardens, maintained by local authorities, require joined-up thinking to keep ‘our’ open spaces clean and safe.

From: Paul Morley, Ribblesdale Estate, Long Preston, Skipton.

I WONDER how many of the people enjoying themselves in our parks and beauty spots this last week, and leaving all their trash behind them, are the same people who bang on about climate change and the desecration of the planet?

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